Here lies my national pride

by Mike on April 26, 2004

Us Brits have seen our fair share of eccentrics throughout our history. None, however, quite matches our favourite adopted prince, Philip. In these overly-PC times, the Duke of Edinburgh never fails to remind us of our true outlook on life. You’v gotta admire the man.

Here’s why:

Do you still throw spears at each other?
On meeting Aborigines in Australia

It looks like it was put in by Indians
Said after he saw a fusebox

How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them to pass the test?
Asking a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland

If you stay here much longer, you’ll all get slitty eyed
Said to British students in China

It is surprising the way things have changed since I first became chancellor of the university 50 years ago
Said whilst opening a new reseach centre at the University of York. Not so strange, until you realise that it was the 40th anniversary, and even better, he was not actually the chancellor of the university

Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?
Said to an islander in the Cayman Islands

…And my personal favourite…

You managed not to get eaten, then?
Said to a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea

(Disclaimer - these views are not representative of either myself or theConnexion.net. They are, however, very funny…)

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Malc 04.26.04 at 5:07 pm

And this is why the Royal Family are a national Treasure!!! Rue the day that we ever become a republic and have to put up with those who want after greatness!!!!

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Jonathan 04.27.04 at 6:26 pm

I think we have a member of the Royal Family over here in the U.S., judging by these quotes. You wouldn’t happen to be missing a George W., would you?

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